About the Selkregg Award

Selkregg Family PhotoSelkregg family at 2011 forum with Tracey Burke


The Selkregg Community Engagement & Service Learning Award is a $5,000 award that supports faculty to develop community engaged research, creative activity, and course-based service-learning projects.  The Award seeks to encourage, reward, and inspire faculty at UAA to creatively engage their students in learning and research that equally benefits the students and the community at large.

The Selkregg Award draws from a memorial fund established in the name of Fred M. Selkregg, Jr., a longtime Alaskan who was a civil rights activist, community leader, and spiritual teacher; and Dr. Lidia Selkregg, a city planner and UAA professor who worked passionately for Anchorage’s ports and watersheds, rural and urban welfare, and civil rights. The Selkreggs brought a commitment to openness, truth, democracy, and social justice to all of their work.  Additional gifts are provided by the Iden and Selkregg families.

Purposes of the award are to recognize community engagement projects with significant discipline-based scholarship, community partnership, and student leadership development. The proposed projects should ultimately aim to improve the quality of life for Alaska residents and develop ethical values, civic leadership, democracy, and social justice on campus and in the community.